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Another News Anchor Forgets That “Live On The Air” Means Well, That You’re Live, And On The Air

by @ Monday, May 24th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Media

Ernie Anastos, Rosanna Scotto, and now New Orleans’ own Michael Hill:

Cable News Wonders: Does Playing Softball Make You A Lesbian ?

Washington Post Puts Newsweek Up For Sale

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media

The Washington Post announced today that it was putting Newsweek up for sale: NEW YORK ( — Washington Post co. announced Wednesday it is looking to sell Newsweek magazine, which has posted losses since 2007 and is expected to continue to see sales decline in 2010. The publishing company said it has hired investment bank […]

Too Little, Too Late: Moonies Put Washington Times On The Market

by @ Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media, Washington DC

] After years of financial problems and two decades of playing second fiddle to The Washington Post, the Unification Church is putting The Washington Times on the market: Washington Times executives are negotiating to sell the newspaper, after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s family cut off most of the annual subsidy of about $35 million […]

Soy What ?: Another Reason It’s Not A Good Idea To Ad-Lib During The Evening News

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Media

Ernie Anastos, meet Rosanna Scotto:

Rupert Murdoch: Fox News Should Not Be Openly Supporting Any Political Party

by @ Thursday, April 8th, 2010. Filed under Media

Dave Weigel posted this interesting clip of Rupert Murdoch’s appearance at the National Press Club the other day: RABIN-HAVT: Your business network host David Asman told viewers they needed to visit the tea party Web site to buy merchandise, and your network had graphics saying “Fox Day Tea Parties.” Is it appropriate for a news […]

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Major Blow Against Net Neutrality, Major Blow For Economic Freedom

by @ Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Internet, Media, Politics, Technology

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. today hand a major defeat to the Net Neutrality crowd: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday’s ruling by the United […]

Sarah Palin Not Exactly A Ratings Star

by @ Saturday, April 3rd, 2010. Filed under Media, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin, Television

Somehow, I don’t think this is what Fox News Channel was hoping for: • Sarah Palin’s much-hyped LL Cool J-less Fox News special last night didn’t bring in the huge ratings some (ok, we) predicted. Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record which normally airs at 10pmET beat the program the previous three nights in the […]

Why Is The New York Times Obsessed With The President’s Race ?

by @ Saturday, April 3rd, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Media, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

To the point where they write a story like this: It is official: Barack Obama is the nation’s first black president. Really ? No kidding ? That’s something I never would have known before today. The Times goes on: The president, who was born in Hawaii and raised there and in Indonesia, had more than […]

Will The Last Person To Stop Watching CNN Please Turn Out The Lights

by @ Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media, Television

The original cable news network continues it’s ratings free fall: CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year. The trend in news ratings for the first three months of this year […]

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